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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
Sprinkle with appropriate vendor lock-in and you get: WIN FOREVER
Early mover is a myth
Posted Apr 17, 2012 8:04 UTC (Tue) by job (guest, #670)
PHP won because mod_php enabled cheap shared hosting. It created a whole new market and exploded in popularity.
It's a market that other languages ten years still doesn't compete in. Only Microsoft really tried and they couldn't even make deployment work consistently across their products.
PHP: a fractal of bad design (fuzzy notepad)
Posted Apr 17, 2012 8:16 UTC (Tue) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
release early, release often is the core of opensource programming.
It requires that the code be 'good enough' (even if barely) and that you update it at a sufficient velocity that competitors can't catch up.
note that 'good enough' will have different meanings for different people, so what is 'good enough' for one use-case may not be for others.
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